The Congress Experience ✨
Over 40,000 students have attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders since 2014. Here's what they have to say about their experience...
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders
June 26-28, 2024 | Lowell, MA
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is a 3-day honors program for high achieving high school students who aspire for a career as a physician (M.D.) or medical scientist (Ph.D.), including as a biologist, engineer, software or hardware technologist, or mathematician.
To be eligible to attend, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Verification will be required.
Student who are accepted as a Delegate to the Congress will be mentored LIVE by the very greatest minds in medicine and view a complete surgery while asking the surgeon questions in real time. Following the end of the Congress, students will be presented with the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence, signed and certified by Dr. Mario Capecchi, Nobel Prize Winner and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.
Frequently Asked Q's
What makes the Congress of Future Medical Leaders unique?
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who have a demonstratable GPA of 3.5 or above and want to become physicians or go into the medical sciences. The purpose of the Congress is to honor, inspire, motivate, and direct the top students in our country and help them stay true to their dreams.
The lifetime friendships made with future colleagues and the opportunity to network with medical professionals can also give Congress Delegates a competitive edge and greater focus as they begin their journey into a career in medicine.
Most importantly, after the Congress, Delegates will enter into the Academy’s free mentoring program which will provide them with resources to create a path and plan to help them reach their goals.
Do students receive recognition or an award after the Congress?
After attending the Congress, and upon on verification of your 3.5 or above GPA (either current or cumulative), you will receive the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence, signed and certified by Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Mario Capecchi. The Award is earned by attending all three days of the Congress, participating in activities, and exhibiting leadership in and dedication to the medical profession.
Will attending the Congress help a student gain admission to a competitive college and medical school?
Attendance at the Congress can also enrich a student’s academic profile by adding to their showcase of extracurricular experience and achievement needed when applying to colleges and universities.
After attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, and upon verification of your 3.5 or above GPA, you will receive the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence. The Award is earned by attending all three days of the Congress, participating in activities, and exhibiting leadership in and dedication to the medical profession.
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence is used by Delegates in college, scholarship, and internship applications.
Who will be speaking at the Congress?
Speakers at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders include distinguished physicians, medical scientists, Nobel Laureates, Deans of medical schools, young geniuses, and living medical miracles
Where will the Congress be held?
What if a parent or family member can't travel with their student to the Congress?
We offer an overnight program which is designed for students traveling to the Congress alone. It is a pre-college experience for an independent student and includes:
- Greeting students upon arrival at Logan International Airport or Boston South Station’s Amtrak
- Transportation of students to accommodations and to designated departure locations
- Accommodations (with multiple student occupancy, with everyone in their own bed) for three designated nights with other Congress Delegates
- Daily breakfast
- Resident assistants who will stay at students' accomodations and be available overnight to address any student concerns
- Assistance available throughout all three days of the Congress